Adherence Management is a relatively new term used in the context of changing patient behavior.
This 8 hour online introduction class gives a high level overview of the science of applied behavioral analysis and how it applies to Adherence Management. It provides a baseline of information which nurses, caregivers, and other health services professionals can become effective members of the transition care team to promote patient adherence.
As more people require health services, nurses and caregivers are increasingly called upon to provide, not only care, but also patient education. However, education alone will not be enough to change patient behaviors into adherence habits.
It is essential for patients to follow their provider’s plan of care in order to reach optimum levels of health. This requires changes in patient behaviors and the development of new habits that are consistent with the care plan.
Nurses, transition care teams, social workers and other care providers, who understand the principles of behavior will be able to effectively manage patient behavioral change.
At the conclusion of this course you will have a better understanding of why healthcare is all about behavior and how to reinforce new adherent habits in your patients and staff.